Bedtime Stories are imaginary worlds where the impossible becomes possible, the fun never stops and the endings are as happy as you can imagine. A bedtime story is a traditional form of storytelling, where a story is told to a child at bedtime to prepare the child for sleep. More importantly, bedtime storytelling helps kids bond with their parents and guardians.
Research shows that when dads or moms read bedtime stories, their kids do better at school. Bedtime stories encourage speech…Continue
It's 10 pm; the house is quiet. I double-check the locks on all the doors and go room-by-room, turning off the lights. The dishwasher is humming, the cat is following me, and there is a slight glow at the top of the stairs from our hallway nightlight. I slowly push back the door to my son's room to check on him. (I cherish the way he looks in slumber with one hand up by his face and an arm wrapped around his favorite stuffed animal.) I…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on April 1, 2015 at 6:32am — No Comments
In our household I think about sleep a lot: Who is getting enough of it and how to get more quality sleep. I am obsessed over my own sleep as well as that of the bears I live with and help wake up in the morning.…Continue
In my 20 months of being a mum, I have been found frequently banging my head against a wall asking – how can all us smart, savvy individuals be found stumbling into this state of motherhood as if someone got a stick and poked us in both eyes with it, and as if it hadn’t been…Continue
While I was pregnant, amidst the numerous “oooh you’re glowing” niceties, I vaguely remember a couple of people smirking “get your sleep in while you can” at me.
I politely laughed it off, thinking yes yes – I know I’ll have to get up every few hours to feed. How hard can it…Continue
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I asked for - and received - a fitbit for Christmas. I thought it would make me move more throughout my day. And maybe it does. But what it has really done has made me obsessed with my sleep.
Every morning, I sync over my data and look at my sleep efficiency. I stare at the magenta areas: What is waking me…
Added by Lauren Markman on February 10, 2015 at 6:33am — No Comments
Oh Husband, I really do adore you.
The way you play with the kids, say you love me
well it really does make my heart sing.
What doesn’t make my heart go pitter patter however
Your snoring my dear, sounds like a chainsaw….in my ear…Continue
My son got a new electronic device with all his Christmas loot. It's like a Fitbit for kids, so it tracks his physical activity throughout the day and gives him rewards and games to play. It's a great little device and he is excited about it.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on January 12, 2015 at 6:22am — No Comments
The short answer: Because your baby isn't tired.
"But," you say to me, "He was tired at this time last night and it's been more than four hours since his last nap. He should be tired."…
Added by Lauren Markman on January 7, 2015 at 6:23am — No Comments
It seems as if many people are obsessed with sleep. They post about it on social media, talk about it with friends and colleagues, and continually dwell on it. However, when it comes time to lie down in the evening and finally attain that one thing they’ve been thinking about all day, it doesn’t happen.
Sleepless nights are a problem for millions of Americans, and the ramifications of this are staggering. The lack of sleep contributes to less productivity, decreased well-being,…Continue
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** I'm not sure what scares me more -- Ebola or the thought of having to use the toilet in my kids' bathroom.
** The best hair days always happen when you have absolutely NOWHERE to go.…
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When I did my 100 book challenge last year, I would occasionally (and accidentally) get a large print book from the library. I'd crack it open, see all the large typeface and think, "Wow. That's kind of nice."…Continue
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It’s 2 a.m., you’ve finally dozed off, and have peacefully drifted into the land of a clean house and well behaved children (Let me clarify...this is in your dreams). All of a sudden, something arouses you to a conscious state. You lie there with your eyes still closed and assess the situation (we’re moms and intuitive dads...we can…Continue
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When Joshua was between three and five months old, I was walking out of Panera with my Frozen Mocha in one hand, and lugging Joshua in his carrier in the other. I was admiring the energy of a little boy that appeared…Continue
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